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Perdue calls Boro 'unique'

Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue praised Statesboro on Tuesday night during the 24th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards gala, held at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building.

April 10, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Historic sign is returning to downtown

Many landmarks have long disappeared in the face of growth and renovation from East Main Street in downtown Statesboro - but after more than four decades, one flashy highlight is all set to return.

April 10, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Police search for escaped inmate

A man who slipped out of restraints on a transport bus Tuesday and fled from deputies at the Bulloch County Jail remained at large late Tuesday night.

April 10, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Time to get artsy

ArtsFest 2012 will bring together painting, sculpture, poetry, music, dance, theatre, martial arts, sports and nature for the annual celebration Saturday at Sweetheart Circle. The event gets underway at 11 a.m. and it marks the 30th anniversary of ArtsFest at Georgia Southern.

April 09, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local attorney challenges incumbent DA

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Richard A. Mallard hopes to maintain his position by running for office again. This year, he is challenged by local attorney Martha Kirkland Hall, who once worked under former district attorney Joe Martin.

April 09, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


$150,000 grant awarded for health project

A healthcare initiative being undertaken by a pair of regional institutions has received a major boost, and will soon offer potentially life-saving services to people throughout the area.

April 07, 2012 | Jeff Harrison | Local


Couple arrested on meth charges

Undercover Bulloch County drug agents arrested a South Carolina couple Thursday after watching them buy ingredients for making methamphetamine from multiple locations.

April 06, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Bulloch Co. remembers Dr. Leila Denmark

After Dr. Leila Daughtry Denmark's burial in the Portal City cemetery Friday, friends and relatives gathered at Portal's First Baptist church for a reception in memory of one of the oldest women in the world.

April 06, 2012 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Student's life celebrated

During a candlelight vigil Thursday for a 14-year-old Langston Chapel Middle School student, fellow students and educators remembered the teen as a vibrant, enthusiastic young lady who would not want them to be sad about her death.

April 05, 2012 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Rep. John Barrow buys Augusta home

SAVANNAH - U.S. Rep. John Barrow, formerly of Athens and Savannah, is now a resident of Augusta after Georgia political mapmakers essentially forced the Democrat to move for the second time since he won election to Congress eight years ago.

April 05, 2012 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Time is running out to enter your film

You know you've got that award-winning film in you, but you just need a little more time.

April 05, 2012 | By JAMES HEALY | Local


Search for new superintendent launched

The Georgia School Boards Association mailed brochures nationwide Tuesday as the search begins for Bulloch County's next superintendent of schools.

April 04, 2012 | By AL HACKLE Herald Writer | Local


Fresh at the Farmers’ Market

Spring is in the air, and along with the warmer weather, it's bringing with it one of the Boro's favorite annual staples: the Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers' Market.

April 04, 2012 | By LINSAY CHENEY lcheney@statesboroherald.com | Local


WSAV postpones Statesboro broadcast

Savannah-based television station WSAV has rescheduled the live broadcasts of two newscasts in Statesboro for Monday instead of Thursday afternoon.

April 04, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Music is in the air downtown during F1rst Friday

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) will kick off Easter Weekend and the entire month of April by making a little noise downtown Friday evening.

April 04, 2012 | By JEFF HARRISON | Local


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Woman killed in Sylvania hit-and-run

A Sylvania woman was killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run crash.

January 29, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Men report being robbed at gunpoint

Statesboro police are investigating an armed robbery reported to have occurred Friday night at a Morris Street location.

January 29, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New year brings local business closings

The new year brought with it a good bit of uncertainty for local businesses. A few weeks ago we announced that Kmart has decided to ...

January 29, 2018 | | Local


Fennell joins AgSouth in Statesboro; farmers market grants available

Pat Calhoun, CEO of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that Bo Fennell has joined the cooperative as CFO and will be based in the company's ...

January 29, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poor grades on smoking in Georgia

Georgia received four F's and one C grade for its anti-tobacco work in the annual "State of Tobacco Control" report, released by the American ...

January 29, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Report lists key issues in state education

ATHENS - A Georgia nonprofit group says poverty, equity and fairness, the early learning workforce, student health and the special challenges of Georgia's rural schools ...

January 29, 2018 | The Associated Press | Local


Historic building turned ‘eyesore’ comes down

None too soon for officials at Statesboro City Hall, property owner Garland Nessmith is tearing down the century-old warehouse-type building on East Main Street at ...

January 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


State climatologist: 2017 was warmest year ever for Georgia

ATLANTA - A new report shows that 2017 was the warmest year on record for Georgia.

January 27, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Bloomingdale CCC boys worked in area’s forests

From 1933 until 1942 through the Great Depression, more than 3 million unmarried young American men worked mostly outdoors and earned money for themselves and ...

January 27, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


‘Hands-free’ driving bill introduced

State Rep. John Carson started thinking hard about distracted driving a year ago, when he heard data about car insurance rates in Georgia.

January 26, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Flu hitting hard locally

Influenza, particularly one virulent strain, has sent record numbers to the doctor over the past few weeks, and in spite of an early start, the ...

January 26, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


School board negotiating TAD contribution

The Bulloch County Board of Education recently moved toward participating in Statesboro's Tax Allocation District for the South Main Street area after hearing from ...

January 25, 2018 | Al Hackle | Local


Local doctors to appear on "Untold Stories of the ER"

Statesboro physicians Dr. C. Alan Scott and Dr. Ruthie Crider, emergency room physicians at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, will be starring in Season 12 ...

January 25, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bob Dylan tribute event to benefit ‘Friends of the Library’

A Bob Dylan tribute event takes place Saturday evening at Eagle Creek Brewery, beginning at 7PM, and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Friends ...

January 25, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Local


Glennville man charged in Cherry Street armed robbery

A Glennville man was charged with armed robbery after police officers spotted him near the scene of the crime Tuesday night.

January 25, 2018 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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